Geochemical Symbol: Mn
Typical Detection Limit (Aqua Regia/ICP): 1-5 ppm
Typical Detection Limit (Neutron Activation): N/A


Frequency distribution invariably complete in all sample media

Exploration Geochemical Applications
1. As a Pathfinder

None known

2. As an Aid to Geological Mapping

High values indicate mafic rocks (in association with Cr, Ni, V etc.) but see 3 below.

3. As a monitor of surficial processes

In association with Fe, Mn may indicate the effects of co-precipitation in soils and stream or lake sediments, and allow the screening of false anomalies of other elements

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